Thursday, July 8, 2010

Adventures in Acadia Nat'l Park

Greetings Rowaders!
Hopefully Mom won't be sad that I stole her thunder, but I'm beating her to the blogging chase! Here are a few photos from our excursion to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, this week. Without softball I was getting a little stir-crazy, and Mom is on summer break until the end of July, so we snuck away for a few days to hike, bike, kayak, camp, and do other Girl Scouty/woodsy things.

^Two of my friends and myself atop Cadillac Mountain, the first point in America that sees the sunrise. We weren't motivated enough to get up at 4am to see it, though.

^Kayaking on one of the many lakes in the park.

^A pretty sunset in downtown Bar Harbor.

^Unfortunately Mom was taking most of these pictures, so we only have a couple of her from the trip... including this one of her trying to capture a teeny dragonfly on camera. It actually came out quite nicely!

There was a ridiculous heat wave in Rhode Island the day after 4th of July (breaking heat records from 1991 - I missed the hottest day of my life!), but we were lounging in sunny, 75-degree Maine. We were pretty pleased to have escaped the whole thing. Poor Dad and Brett were golfing/caddying in a state tournament.. but they made it out alive.

Hope to hear from you all soon! :)


larrysue said...

Hey, Kelly,

Thanks for the news and pictures of your Maine trip! It looks beautiful there and I'm sure you didn't really "miss" the heat wave! I'm glad you had such a good time. I hope we'll get to see you soon.

Laura said...

Ever since we saw the national parks specials, I've wanted to visit Acadia. Those pictures are great, and the one of Chris stands out, very vacation-ey and peaceful. Thanks for posting this, Kelly.

Love, Aunt Laura